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By An Amerie
EMPEY LEARNS THAT SOME
Synopsis.--I irel by tho sink in
Amieri n iivte. Art ii u' (uy i'lirit'
goes to l':nIhtid andt nnlistss ls a I)
short e'x trhlrtn as a rewruniting oil
Irig quo iis in lI'onet, wet're he ii
nintkes Ite neiluninlinn ttoil "cootlea
10mpey'sM curnImnyI IS se'nt in(to the
hi. lurst turn lnI the tire step while
lt'arsl , us ctontri d fitat' tlllis, that de
t'Inaplain do si:nt lo-a bin self by
tier. \ith Ii +i< nil I shovel Enpey
in, Nit .lit, i.-an . i xeiting expeo
ciIting WIoil :n observltion post
vrites tiat ta -s a successful pilny
l.:rnpiw ''' .os "over the top'" in >
Gei'rtnti I ines. Soou atterlVaii is I
dtettrrained gas atlii nok h id by
Is as a tit bet'ir tof a tlriii stiil V
I i t, il the dalh l irkntss, he ('t01l
irak itnt thti sluuii. I y for i s s e It;'
craw'tin t n his ihands 'nl k'wes, sht -
pin t nit rtsn hh wlt t ith fattitr at mia h
shelbhturst, h1 liundly re~achedt til ulhi
rmi'ri 2nd lnertl at te bas (of i
sho ei red lih-tr
S ia Ies 111ui t ( i tiitd I iiiihithe'ii
Iii reniuttinl ei there all nigt , listen
ing to the s ftre f t'e snts tlt ver
tie yinti, pit y in g thai :i his useless iie
toubtli be soart ted.
As thian Ig n t ie , tie ioi,
discerni tlte tittl k tthi-tta s pr tnl i Wg
rouns the 4 trinill labiltu thitm . ('ti
siity nre siisterld his fear tt ii' i iit
to ntili tot' f h tth h tj s. :ouiti hei i'i n i'
utncerttin Ii ! g t. hii re nt) tn ii l1t'it
"[ ti. II. S. Wthetonn, No. 111o , 1st
Lotrd tt li t. t'F. K tI ll i in ne ttn,
Ati l 2 , 1i 11(1. )L . 1'."' (hest in
ni it dited on bln (hit he huld
beetn hidting all r.tght in a cemtetery
his rlitstn seelini Ied ii I ttny. bint', tid a
mad etsire t be (-roe rti it ll nad
him rush nuttlly away, a't ll tig over lit
tde w'oodenI (rosses, stnnshing sote at
tranpling otht'rs under his feet.
In his iight h I en t't to an il
French dugutl, half nved in an d pti
tinily tille ' with s'i y ant ill thy wt
Like i fox biedivng chasett by th
ehounds, he diced into this hi', an
threlt hinsef 'n ait ilt f ul l tupt;'r
lant heg"'nl ll iilfwrh i. Thio'n -r
.On the nxt <ty, e enne to; fat
dIstant ttties sotidth ed in his etrs
Osenng his 'yes, in the' Olance ol
the tuut he saw er oorral tin two
Sce wth lie hil.yon ws
Th goril lad, as addrestii ing btllin:k
Cue wou land tlh~ee toy you."e jie
wa tingay spehli the irn lie knew
tnd pou aal.iht. hthhofbn
menoyd li!te heirl ta break gietry'n
heiuehnt ruit ei il lite, rthen-ow
0Urdly te th. iie( rtieoly lbtiV
wI'v beenuit1 ourk itil e, tou ln:
lan ydli torebie :ituutl wenked boul
slong h fa~S. to 10idoedl . asse .
They atiller hindl~r the liestptuin
b0ut enleed no 'ihvrthingougfu hue:
sho . I 'u' I tv le h t!
Til cipt lt. itt rl ,sig lt d i h
:an Arthur C
ent Machine Gunner
Copyright 1917, by Arthur Guy Emp. .
TIMES A STREAK OF YELLOW
g of the Lusitania, with the loss of
an Amterican living In Jersey City,
rivute In the British army. After a
leer in London, he is sent to train
st hears the sound of big guns nti
." After a brief perioul of trl iing
front-line trenches, where he tlkes
the hullets whiz overheti. 1:11ey
plth lurks altIwtys in the trenches.
rescting witiill'(l lii'n uitilt'r but
hias experience :s a trtteh digger
'lence til listening 1115t th-tail, E-x
riity'. ( iil k in rest billets 1-n1i ' yie
tOl.e Muore I n ti' front trt Ofthes,
ulressl t colti Coitly ittnek 1dn the
:nrpey ond his e gntislls reput lse fn
lith lerrutn5. Ils next experience
hileh e"xI'ellte' U Sen)ttee of deatht.
hull. An Iinten'st' b~onbardinentt of the
'ewiny's lint's had1( coannenced. The
r':ar of thel guns wats den foning.
I1hiytl's fears cnme back with a rush,
ani he cowered on the earthen floor
itih his hands over his face.
'hIe' sentry, seeing his position, cate
in itl tried to heer him by talking to
"Never inlnd themn guints, boy, they
wionu't htrt yoiu. 'I'hey aVre ours. W\'e
are giving tie I(leohes a dose of their
own niitlnii. (n i lI''ys are going over
Ihi' to1p at dhtwni of lit tu1oing to talk!
Iheir t t'eirenles. \\e' II give 'cia a taste
~t' col steel with their sautsaige's autul
leer. Yo ti just sit tight 1now until they
relieve you. I'll haVe to go inuw, lid,
as it's trunrly time for my relief, amti I
don't wanit thet to 51's tilt' n-talkin'
with you. do long, haldie, /het'ro."
W it this, the sentry 'esuiied the
iaeing tit' is post. In ahout Ien miln
utes' itune lie was relieved, and a 1)
cotimihliny man11% took his itee.
Lookitug ito the guardhouse, the
sentry 1otied the cowering attitude of
Lloyd, nudt, with a sneer, said to him:
- '"list em(I of whlipering In that cor
I ner, you ought to be saying your pray
ers. It's hally ('tnscripts like you
I what's sj 4(llin' onr record. We've been
out here nigh onIto eighteen moat hs,
aid you're the first man to desert his
P1st. The woiie hbattalkm Is lauginia
andi pokIn' tunt at D) ('ompanyii,, hbid
' fuluk (4 yotu ! hut you4 won't get anoilther
chanec to disgrace us. They'll put
.your' ligh is out ii iiihe mla orlini 11'.''
After listenting toi this tirmlde, Lloydt,
iIn a Iii it eriig Voice, nsktl: "They are
not going to shoot tue.:art' they? Why,
He Betrayed His Country.
ithe other sentry saId they'd pard(oni
til. I''or (God's sake-don't tell mec Im
to be( shit !" antd hisa voice (lIed awaiy ini
"Of colurse. 'they're going to shoot
y'ou. Thei othier sentry wats jest a-klil
dlin' y'ou. Jt't lItke old SmIth. Alwr'ys
a-tryln' to ('hieer somea' one. You ain't
got nio miore chIanace o' beln' pardoned
than I have of gettin' to be colonel of
my 'ba tt.' "
Wh'ien the fact that all hope was
gone fintally entered Lloyd's brain, a
ceinim seceed to settle over him, and
risIng to his knees, with his arms
stretched out to heaven, lhe prayed, andl
all of hIs soul entered Into the prayer.
"CO, good and merciful God, give mue
Strength to (die like a mtan I Deliver
tme frotm thIs coward('s death. GlIve tme
a chance to die like my mattes in the
fighting lne, to (lie fighting for my
country. I ask this of thee."
A peace, hitherto unknown, camie to
him, and he crouched and cowered no
more, but calmly waited the dawn,
ready to go to hu. dath -. sh..l
Serving in France
were bursting all around the guard
room, but he hardly noticed them.
While waiting there, the voice of the
sentry, singing in a low tone, came to
him. He was singing the chorus of the
popular trer) th ditty:
I want to go kome, I want to go home.
I dion't warn. to go to the trenches no
Where the "whizzbangs" and "sausages"
Take me over the sea, where the Allemand
can't get at me.
Oh, my, I don't want to die! I want to go
Lloyd listened to the words with a
strange interest, and wondered what
kind of a home he would go to across
tire (:reat Divide. It would be the only
home he had ever known.
Suddenly there cinme a great rushing
through the air, a blinding, a deafen
ing report, and the sandbag walls of
the guardroom toppled over, and then
V hen Lloyd recovered conscious
ness, he was lying on his right side,
facing what used to be the entrance of
Ithe guardroom. Now, it was only a
jumble of rent and torn sandbags. His
head seemed bursting, lie slowly rose
onlhis elbow, and there in the east the
dawn was breaking. But what was
that mangledl shape lying over there
among the siandimgs? Slowly dragging
hliimself 'to it, he saw the body of the
sentry. One look was enough to know
that he was dead. The soldier's head
was imissing. The sentry had had his
wish gratitled, lie had "gone home."
IlIe was safe at last front the "whizz
hangs" anti the Allemand.
Like a latsh it entre to Lloyd that he
was free. l"ree to go "over tire top"
with his cim tpany. Free to die like a
true liton lighting fr his king and
country. A great glinlness and warmth
nme'i e him ini. Outirefully stepping
over the body of the sentry, he started
on a iad race down the ruined street
of the village, amid the bursting .ells,
minding themi not, dodging through or
around hurrying platoons on their way
to also go "over the top." Coming to
a conimunilcation trench lie could not
get through. It was blocked with laugh
in',, cheering and cursing soldiers,
Climbing out of the french, he rar
wildly along the top, never heeding thi
rati of machine-gun hullets and shells
not even hearing the shouts of the of
fleet's. lling hin to get bek into th
trench. lie was going to jin his coin
rainy who were in the front line. 11
was going to tight with them. lie, th<
de'spise'd coward, inhad conmie ito hi
WVhile he was racing along, jumpin
over trenches crowded with soldiers, t
ringing cheer broike out all along thi
front ii neii, rnd his hearrt satk. IIi
ktew he was too lute. Ills comnptarn
hadto gone over. Buit still lie ran madly
lI I w'oiud catch tem.i ie wiould dil
MeI(Jnwh~vile' his coripaniy had goni
" 'over." Th'ley, wvithi tire other comn
*aina h l ta1( Iken thle fir'st anmd secon<
ier':nan i trenchies, anad hiad Ipushie<
ster-dlly on to thre third line. D comn
I n ly, led by threlr m eptini. thle one wh<
hadtu sent Lloyd to ivi~sioni headquair
ers for trial, ('harig('ld wi desertion
hind pushed steaily forwur rd until thea
'he rest of the attacking force. "Bomb
rig out" trench after trench, and uslnj
:thelrirtyorneis, thety e'inme to a Geirm
ommiuninition trenchli whilh ended Ir
a hllridsip, and then the captain, an(
what was left of his mien, krnew the3
wiere In a trap. rThey wvould not re.
tire. D) company never retired, ani
hey were D) comipariy. Itighit in front
oif thenm they cottld see hundreds o1
f rmans prepairing to r'ushi thiem with
bobandI bayoinet. Thley wvould hiave
omnie chianice if ammurtrni tion arid bombtn
''ould reach thiemr fn'rim the rear. Theli
'4uppjly wias exhauttsted, arid the mer
r'ea lized' it wioulhd be it carse of dlyinig
ars bir'avely ats piossibile, or making a rurt
for it. Buit ) comlr'pa ny wiouild noi
iti. Yt was against their traditiomr
The14 Germtans wuould have to advane
iacross an open spaice of three to tour
hitmdi.'ed yards before they could gel
wvithini hiominlg distance of the trench
andi then it wiourld lie all them' own wvay.
Turning to his comrpany, the captalti
"Men, it's a case of going WVest for
us. WVe are out of armmrunition and
bombs, and the Bloches have us in in
trap. They will h~ombi us out. Out
bayonets are useless hei'e. We will
have to go over arid meet them, and
it's a case of thilr'ty to one, so send
every thrust home, arid die like the
men of D company should, When I
give the word, follow me, and up and
at them. Give them h- I Lord, if
we only had a machine gun, we could
wvipe them out I Here they come, get
British .prepare for the "Big
Push," the forerunner of the
battle of the Somme. Read
about It In the next installment.
(Tro BiD QONTINUiiDD.)
Striving After Strength,
We think that wo shall win truth
by striving after strength, instead of
knowing that we shall galn strength
just in the degree that we become
All t lie l(itig 1wutce~loa of inn hR I
front k inulergit rt en tot to t'o1 lege girl,
will Ite iitilngiv clod this fall lit sun
liii' It nil sulisi ;t at lit I ('1(11 lies. Whet her
it Is because of the wor or for other
reits(IIts* I hi' hew lt'u)('k5 for children
iti~' unusually idititi and they are the
II l~'l~ t lot I a nyt lii tig ~'ery di I' ereui I will
sigtti'.l. S('ltutill itititlis Ininy Ite got tint
di'r~viy ntou* ~vl I Ii tt('('ess :issui'ed si ni'e
iii I strtiws t ii:, sItiI~v which way I lie
'vinils EIf foslil ott 1 ilow, l)i)litt titwit ni
Siitihill('jt 411 di'sigit as a doittinant. fea
iii ii' (ii illhti lug styles.
ltt it liernituire. it Is the 1)21 rt of pa
riiltistit to ttiiikt' over nitil use ng:tla
till WOE ileit ili it lies. I )ri'sses t hat can
11(11 lie i'euio'ilcled for grown people will
sci've lii tibet' (It' ite~~' goods for nut k
I rig chIldren's frocks nail I his con
servatlon Elf woedeit materials is SoRtie
thing tO lie prinid (If. At the t'lgltt (If
I lie ltii'ttti'e above I ltet'e is it dark set'ge
frock for a girl (If eight yeiii's (Ii' more
which has evi't'y t't'qui i'eiiiei)t (If a sue
('&'ssfUl school dress tutu suggests a
ati itlel foi' a tit:tdc-over (hi'ess. It has
It 1111111 itotilce itad plaited skirt. It
Is bnigli teiteil ~vl I It wlti I e hrnld atitil
hits two v~'t'y Pt'itct Ictil Itockels. Bitt
wltiti will di'llgIit its wearer ntilre are
its solilierly t(ltt('ltt'5 Itt the sli(Itthi!ei'
'(I nuts 211111 tilt Pt'(IW sti-til) I ha I ext et ids
* \~ ~
/ ~u. d
S . ..~ ~ I
~~4Itiieii ~tliiI su'tv ~vi'l I tizol ticedle
work a tititag I he jde~is~i itt est itt itecti
pittl(Itis (lit ii ttg t he Ii irig. ~V2i i'22i (Ia 3's of
tttldstiitttiiei. Ii is at goiid I hue lii
urtich I 41 titlE Li' ttl) It itilertiittsl i its and
~t'it('e i lie 5hti't'i' siil't tim I etin Is t liii I are
used t It&oe (11135 rot' ittitl er('ti ii li('5 wltb
hand sew] rig 2111(1 fancy silt ('IIi's. These
hitirtnotti',.e wIt It liii' ditlitty fitbnIcs
used bet tel' i ltan intichi tie woi'k.
Only hIgh tweigltt ii rid sheet' wett~'e~
of edt IdIti 111)41 silk (oticern I Ito titaker
of ttt)(let'WetiR' In I hese II times. 'VIto
choice 1105 ttt~totig soft, washable silks
and sat I rw, IncludIng lit uclt ct'epo do
chtitte atid otliet' wash silks, tttd
ltati~te, ('OttOti L'i'OpO tttt(l titiltisook. In
silks, Ci'('l)e (he chute is the favorite ittid
Itt cottons, bittlste. BuIlt these tire
lIked itt light lIltik 1111(1 flesh color as
~~'eII as they tire lit whIte, atud it Is
likely i hiatt the tttttttbeu' of garinetils
made Itt 1)121k exCeedIs t Ittil ititidhe In
t~'hilIe. '1'lme favot'ile finish tot' crepe
lIe chute Is VtiI (It' ci titty lace, I"retich
kitois, htettist I t('liIttg, lltte I uteks it ud it
fIt Ill' i'ttiltr'itIili't'y. lteceti 113' Cotisider
tilde iltet has h~eit ttsed In tilgltt
'1'Iie lotig'sleeved tilglt 1(1 ness ttl)l)etlt's
to be at I lung of the Past. Of the two
tit(t(lels shtown itt the l)ictttt'e otte htts
~'ery sltoi't kititotto sleeves Itti(I the 0th'
or is sleeveless. 'rIte go~vn at the left
is of wkdte batiste witit a 'short 7eke
- -../$-M '.s' 5'
:nnu u|d n. .
A CHILD GETS SICK
LOOK AT TONGUEI THEN GIVE
FRUIT LAXATIVE FOR STOM
ACH, LIVER) DOWELS.
"CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIGS"
CAN'T HARM CHILDREN AND
THEY LOVE IT.
Mother! Your child isn't naturally
cross and peevish. See if tongue is
coated; this is a sure sign the little
stomach, liver and bowels need a
cleansing at once.
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't
eat, sleep or act naturally, has stom
ach-ache, diarrhoa, remember, a gen
tle liver and bowel cleansing should
always be the first treatment given.
Nothing equals "California Syrup of
Figs" for children's ills; give a tea
spoonful, and in a few hours all the
foul waste, sour bile and fermenting
food which is clogged in the bowels
passes out of the system, and you
have a well and playful child again.
All children love this harmless, deli
cious "fruit laxative," and it never
fails to effect a good "inside" cleans
ing. Directions for babies, children
of all ages and grown-ups are plainly
on the bottle.
Keep it handy in your home. A little
given today saves a sick child tomor
row, but get the genuine. Ask your
druggist for a bottle of "California
Syrup of Figs," then see that it is
made by the "California Fig Syrup
F'ood wastedi is food lost and no
money can relinLCe it.
From Suffering by Getting
Her Lydia E. Pinkham's
Pittsburgh, Pa.-" For many months
.I was not able to do my work owing to
a weakness which
and headaches. A
friend called m y
attention to one of
- your newspaper
ijhusband b o ugh t
tree bottles of
~->Lydia E. Pinkham's
~K~Veg etable Com-.
Sp oun d f or me.
- After taking two
bottles I felt fine.
and my troubles caused by that weak
ness are a thing of the past. Allwomen~
who suffer as Idid should try Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound."-.
Mrs. JAs. ROHIRBERG, 620 Knapp St.,
N. S., Pittsburgh, Pa.
Women who suffer from any form of
weakness, as indicated by displacements,
inflammation, ulceration, irregularities,
backache, headaches, nervousness or
"the blues," should accept Mrs. Rohr
berg's suggestion and give Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound a
For over forty years it has been
correcting such ailments. If you have'
mysterious complications write for
ad vice to Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine
Co, Lynn, Mass.
Good for Malaria. constipation
biliousness -a fine tonic,
Guaranteed or rnoney3 back
Ask tJour denleor
Behrens Drug Co..Waco,Tix
e -: ~ STOPS~
L AMEN ESS
from a Bone Spavin, Ring Bone,
-Splint, Curb, Side Bone, or similar
troubles and gets horse going sound.
,It acts mildly but quickly and good re
suits are lasting. Does not blister
or remove thbe hair and horse can
be worked. Page 17 in pamphlet with
.each bottle tells how. $2.50O a bottde
delivered. Horse Book 9 R free.
ABSORBINE, JR., the antiseptic liniment
for mankind, reduces Painful Swelling., En
larged Glasids,W~Aens, Bruise., Varicose Veins;
heals Sores. Allay. Pain. Will tell you
more if you write. $1.25 a bottle at dealer.
or ele, Liberal trial bottle for lOc stamps.
W.F.YOUJNO, P. D. F., 310OTmuia f,Singfid Men
Use Cuticura Soap
To Clear Your Skin
fllllWANTED) Secondi-hand Bags,
KlIL~ burlap scrap barri to a twie.oris
fortriet1 . RCaryD BA CnOWV
of Frocks for Fall
from11 the' helt over the rIght shoulder
to the helt again. Any of the lark
colors in wool diress goods will look
well 11nad(e In thuis way.
Th'e lfrock at t he Ileft is successful In
ileithe woviol 0 ot ntton. It is p)ictured1
1114kl of plain chambray with handings
andt collar ofi witei piue. Its newi'i
featur nes appear In the han 111on one0
sl ee'vi In lhe mnnanageinen t of the col
Iar anl in the slt pocket at the rIght
side of the skIrt.
Serge and Georgette.
Very effet Ioe are deosses of a com
binat Ion of na vy blue serge and1( georg
elle. A brand-new model in this
eimhiotiol Is made with as nacturo
skirt na sleeveless Jaciket of the
serge, a ving a full-length pa el in
the hack. Georgette makes the sleeves
and mills in tse ront in a sort of apron
effect, and tIls section Is heaed In
brilli nditcolors, ae fringe of heads
across the front of the apron, which
reaches to the knees, repeating the
color of the embroidery motif.
In Dyeing Anything.
IRemember, In dyeing anything, that
to get the best results the things that
you dye must he free from dirt. Boll
thet elean in a holler of water and
then rinse them thoroughly in clear
madoe ofl filet luce and1 siIs' einbriold
cry. Thle bodyi I la ems'titched to a
pie('e (if )la11in heing. The fullness
In the skir i'Is arraIngedl In tuc(ks, very
l11in ud run41 in by ha~nd and the skirt
aulso hemust Itched to the h~ead(ing. No
sort fi uiermnusi is may he enlled
finishedI without aI touch of color in
ibbhon tha 14 Is fashiloneod Into rosettes
or hlows and1( ends. PInk sat In ribbon
IS thurendedi t hrough tihe hendIng in
this slip-over gowni' and1( tIed in at
rosgette wIth knotted loops and ends
at tihe front. Smnail bows of it are
perched onl eachl sleeve.
C'repIe (Ie ('hne1 In flesh color with
fine Val ed(gIn~g and1( insertIon makes
111e siple gown shown on the seat
ed figure. Parallel groups of very
narrow tucks In clusters of four shape
tile garmlent above the waittline. The
nlek and sleeves are finIshed wIth a1
wide0 edging and a narrower insertion
Is let in) at tihe bust as shown in the
Ipicture. An envelope chemIse to
match engages the attention of its
wearer. T1hese gairments of crepe do
('hin11 arie fauvored( by many women be.
cause theyv launderl~i so easily. Cotton
erepes are lIked Onl thIs account and
do( nlot 'etillirP i'oniaita